12 months
14042 USD/year
14042 USD/year
8498 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Mass Communication program at California State University Northridge allows for development of individual professional skills to produce digital media content, and it also focuses on evaluation of media performance, using analytic and research techniques that culminate in a Thesis, Graduate Project or Comprehensive Examination.


Student Learning Outcomes

At the Mass Communication program at California State University Northridge:

  • Students can identify and explain seminal works and key concepts in the field of mass communication with a focus on critical and cultural theories as applied to journalism.
  • Students can appraise and evaluate the practices of mass communication in society with a focus on economic structures, cultural practices and international connections as applied to the practice of journalism.
  • Students can create a plan for and conduct independent research about mass communication with an emphasis on journalism as either a research topic or through the reflective application of journalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mass Communication Law and Ethics
  • Theory of Mass Communication
  • Journalism Practices
  • Selected Topics in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Seminar in Media Criticism
  • Seminar in Analysis of Media Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Be in good academic standing at the last college or university attended.
  • Complete the “International Online Application”
  • A $55.00 (US currency) non-refundable application fee
  • All  secondary-school records 
  • Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are also required to have the U.S.institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN
  • Submit a copy of your passport information page with your documents
  • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14042 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14042 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8498 USD per year during 12 months.

Yearly tuition fee for seven or more units per semester.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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